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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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10/22
Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01)
Funding Opportunity PAR-15-022 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This fundin…
10/22
10/22
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
Researchers at NIAID are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV.…
10/22
NIH to admit Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola virus
NIH is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients, NIH staff, and the public.…
10/21
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-14-004 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIH …
10/21
Update on Clinical Status of Ebola Patient at the NIH Clinical Center
Ms. Pham's clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good.…
10/21
Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON): Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects (PS-OP) (U01)
Funding Opportunity PAR-15-021 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fundin…
10/20
Elucidating HIV and HIV-treatment Associated Metabolic/Endocrine Dysfunction (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-14-023 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The goal…
10/20
Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-15-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The goal…
10/20
Shaking up cell biology
Researchers focus in on decades old mystery.…
10/17
Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
NIH announces 11 awards funded across three institutes.…
10/15
Study casts doubt on plans to scale up preterm birth treatment in low resource settings
Intervention of no benefit, could increase newborn death risk, NIH funded study finds.…
10/10
Dr. Craig J. McClain to deliver 19th annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture at the National Institutes of Health
The lecture is titled "Nutrition, Gut Barrier Function, and Liver Disease."…
10/10
Scientists sniff out unexpected role for stem cells in the brain
NIH scientists find that restocking new cells in the brain?s center for smell maintains crucial circ…
09/24
NIH awards ~$31 million to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce
Funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepre…
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10/22
Luminal signalling links cell communication to tissue architecture during organogenesis
Morphogenesis is the process whereby cell collectives are shaped into differentiated tissues and org…
10/22
Drones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseases
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low…
10/22
Exposure therapy appears helpful in treating patients with prolonged grief
Cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure therapy, where patients relive the experience of a death …
10/22
New test to help brain injury victims recover
A dynamic new assessment for helping victims of trauma to the brain, including those suffering from …
10/22
Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke
A large international clinical trial has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital pro…
10/22
Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections
When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of sy…
10/22
Pigeons and people play the odds when rewards are higher
… combine this task with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain areas…
10/22
Scientists take step towards drug to treat norovirus stomach bug
An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new targe…
10/22
Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells
Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain c…
10/22
Productivity limits and potentials of the principles of conservation agriculture
One of the primary challenges of our time is to feed a growing and more demanding world population w…
10/22
Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke
A large international clinical trial has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital pro…
10/22
Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Marine…
10/22
Gait and Dementia Link Confirmed
A new study reports on a definitive link between gait and early changes in cognitive function in Par…
10/21
Mental rest and reflection 'boost learning'
New research finds that restful reflection can strengthen memories in the mind and forge new mental …
10/21
Transition from moderate to problem drinking hinges on genetic material
Researchers from UCSF have found that microRNA levels in the brain are important in development of a…
10/21
Noise-induced hearing loss restored in mice
By increasing production of a protein called NT3 - found to be crucial for communication between the…
10/21
Immune Proteins Moonlight to Regulate Brain Cell Connections
MHCI, an immune system protein, could play an unexpected role in Autism and Alzheimer's disease, a n…
10/21
Protecting connections in brain could halt Parkinson's
Stopping the death of synapses - the connections between nerve cells in the brain - could provide a …
10/21
Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-…
10/21
Judge rules in favor of conference center project in lawsuit
A state court judge ruled that the university was in full compliance with the California Environment…
10/19
Reductive dehalogenase structure suggests a mechanism for B12-dependent dehalogenation
Organohalide chemistry underpins many industrial and agricultural processes, and a large proportion …
10/19
Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function, death after cardiac arrest
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain fu…
10/19
Hepatitis A virus and the origins of picornaviruses
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) remains enigmatic, despite 1.4 million cases worldwide annually. It differs …
10/15
Selection for niche differentiation in plant communities increases biodiversity effects
In experimental plant communities, relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have…
10/15
Primate-specific endogenous retrovirus-driven transcription defines naive-like stem cells
Naive embryonic stem cells hold great promise for research and therapeutics as they have broad and r…
10/12
Cohesin-dependent globules and heterochromatin shape 3D genome architecture in S. pombe
Eukaryotic genomes are folded into three-dimensional structures, such as self-associating topologica…
10/12
A three-dimensional human neural cell culture model of Alzheimer?s disease
Alzheimer?s disease is the most common form of dementia, characterized by two pathological hallmarks…
10/11
Evaluation of Rotational Vertebral Artery Occlusion Using Ultrasound Facilitates the Detection of Arterial Dissection in the Atlas Loop
CONCLUSIONFor posterior circulation stroke patients, adding submaximal head rotation to the cervical…
10/06
Serial MR Imaging in Suprasellar Xanthogranuloma: Growth Pattern and New Lesions
We describe a case of suprasellar xanthogranuloma in whom serial MRI revealed features that have not…
10/06
Predictive Models Based on Support Vector Machines: Whole?Brain versus Regional Analysis of Structural MRI in the Alzheimer's Disease
This study compares the performances of three classification methods based on support vector machine…
10/05
Rapid development of broadly influenza neutralizing antibodies through redundant mutations
The neutralizing antibody response to influenza virus is dominated by antibodies that bind to the gl…
10/01
Existential neuroscience: effects of mortality salience on the neurocognitive processing of attractive opposite-sex faces
Being reminded of the inherently finite nature of human existence has been demonstrated to elicit s…
10/01
How affective information from faces and scenes interacts in the brain
Facial expression perception can be influenced by the natural visual context in which the face is p…
10/01
Tension-related activity in the orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala: an fMRI study with music
Tonal music is characterized by a continuous flow of tension and resolution. This flow of tension a…
10/01
Cumulative risk on the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) underpins empathic communication difficulties at the first stages of romantic love
Empathic communication between couples plays an important role in relationship quality and individu…
10/01
A neuroimaging investigation of attribute framing and individual differences
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate the neural basis of framing effects. We …
10/01
Temporal dynamics of motor cortex excitability during perception of natural emotional scenes
Although it is widely assumed that emotions prime the body for action, the effects of visual percep…
10/01
Dorsomedial prefrontal metabolism and unawareness of current characteristics of personality traits in Alzheimer's disease
Anosognosia is a complex symptom corresponding to a lack of awareness of one’s current clinic…
10/01
Psychological, endocrine and neural responses to social evaluation in subclinical depression
This study aimed to identify vulnerability patterns in psychological, physiological and neural resp…
10/01
5-HTTLPR, anxiety and gender interaction moderates right amygdala volume in healthy subjects
Genetic variants within the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) impact the neurobiology and risk …
10/01
Opioid receptor blockade and warmth-liking: effects on interpersonal trust and frontal asymmetry
The emotion ‘warmth-liking’ (WL) associated with feelings of affection and acceptance i…
10/01
Studying the default mode and its mindfulness-induced changes using EEG functional connectivity
The default mode network (DMN) has been largely studied by imaging, but not yet by neurodynamics, u…
10/01
Medial frontal cortex and anterior insula are less sensitive to outcome predictability when monetary stakes are higher
Prior research links greater activation of posterior medial frontal cortex (pMFC) and anterior insu…
10/01
Changing the mind? Not really--activity and connectivity in the caudate correlates with changes of choice
Changes in preference are inherently subjective and internal psychological events. We have identifi…
10/01
Underconnectivity of the superior temporal sulcus predicts emotion recognition deficits in autism
Neurodevelopmental disconnections have been assumed to cause behavioral alterations in autism spect…
10/01
Altered functional connectivity of basal ganglia circuitry in dental phobia
Recent symptom provocation studies that compared patients suffering from dental phobia with healthy…
10/01
Emotional reactivity to threat modulates activity in mentalizing network during aggression
Aggression is a common response to provocation, albeit with considerable interindividual difference…
10/01
Weak reward source memory in depression reflects blunted activation of VTA/SN and parahippocampus
Reward responses in the medial temporal lobes and dopaminergic midbrain boost episodic memory forma…
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At left: Your brain on shopping

How can my husband and I have such different approaches to the shopping experience? I attribute it to wiring in the brain, and I think it applies to many men and women out there.As a refresher, remember that the left brain is the logical, analytical side of the brain - it is the worker bee, focusing and analyzing one thing at a time. The right brain is free to play - itís the home of imagination, emotional memory and bonding with others.With four times as many connections between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, women are four times as likely to tap into the right brain when encountering a situation. Many factors come into play when going through the shopping process for women - itís all about the ďbig picture.Ē
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